Recent News

Winner of the Outstanding Graduate Award: Alex Sletta

Dec 8, 2023

The Political Science department connected me to many opportunities, like the Western Political Science Association Conference where I presented a research project I created and conducted in my senior project.

Fall Issue of Department Newsletter- Spotlight

Dec 6, 2023

Welcome to our newly published, freshly re-imagined departmental magazine, Spotlight.  Spotlight is a quarterly publication designed to keep the Cal Poly POLS community informed of all the bustling developments in the department. In this issue, you will read about student and faculty award winners, the newly established Learn by Doing funds and  Political Science Endowment, accomplishments and activities of student clubs, new hires and ongoing recruitments, and more.

Winner of the Undergraduate Academic Excellence Award: Noa Tuliau

Dec 4, 2023

As a fourth-year student at Cal Poly, I look back fondly at my undergraduate experience in Political Science. Surrounded by individuals with similar interests and drive, and guided by professors who want to use their wisdom and experience to prepare us for our unique paths, I have grown in a way that is both intellectual and personal.

Call for Paideia Submissions

Nov 22, 2023

Calling on all POLS students to submit their research papers to Paideia, Cal Poly's own political science journal!

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An Update on Mock Trial

Nov 6, 2023

After wrapping up tryouts at the beginning of this quarter, the Cal Poly Mock Trial program is the largest it has ever been in the program's history with over 70 members!

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Rebuilding the Movement for Reproductive Rights and Justice

Nov 2, 2023

Join Dr. Laurie Shrage's talk on Rebuilding the Movement for Reproductive Rights and Justice

This talk will critically assess the goals and strategies of the “pro-choice” movement of the past 60 years.

Learn How You Can Intern in D.C.

Nov 2, 2023

The Washington Center Info Session

Register to learn how you can spend a summer or semester focusing on your career launch with The Washington Center.

We'll talk about our internship and career development opportunities and highlight our scholarship opportunities with your school!

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Master of Public Policy Blended (4+1) Program Virtual Information Session

Oct 18, 2023

Master of Public Policy Blended (4+1) Program Virtual Information Session

Thursday October 26th, 11:10am

Interested in getting your Masters degree in Public Policy at Cal poly a bit faster than “traditionally”? Come join to get information. 

Call for Applicants for the 3+3 Program with UC Law SF

Oct 12, 2023

Third-year POLS students who wish to be considered for the 3+3 program this year must submit a brief statement of interest to Dr. Denbow at by noon on Monday, October 30.

Law School Admissions and the New 3+3 Program with UC Law SF

Sep 27, 2023

The 3+3 B.A./J.D. program allows select Political Science Pre-law students to earn both their Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees in six years, with three years at Cal Poly and three years at UC Law SF.


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